This 7-month full time program will introduce you to the first period of the Cooking Trade. The education you receive from this program will train you for employment as an Apprentice Cook preparing food for hotels, restaurants and institutions.

This program covers classroom training, SAIT occupational hands-on training and work experience placement with an employer. The instructional hours for the classroom and SAIT occupational training are: Monday to Friday; 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Program start date: September 18, 2017

For detailed information and to apply for the program please attend an Information Session.



In partnership with    Funded by
 Sait   Funded by Government of Canada and Government of Alberta



Selection Criteria

  • A landed immigrant who is at least 18 years of age, legally entitled to work in Canada, and has been in Canada for less than 10 years.
  • Demonstrates a need for the training due to the identified barriers to employment.
  • Unemployed/ marginally employed due to identified barriers.
  • Receiving or eligible for Employment Insurance (EI), or have received EI (past 3 yrs.) or Maternity leave (5 yrs) or Income Support.
  • Minimum Grade 10 science and math or equivalent and Canadian Language Benchmark 5.
  • Aptitude and suitability to the nature of the occupations: working hours, physical demands, mobility and so on.
  • Interest in employment as a cook and plans to pursue a long-term career in the field.
  • Ready, willing and able to commit to the training and seek work afterwards.


  • Employment Preparation Skills Training (10 weeks)
  • SAIT Occupational Training (12 weeks)
  • Collaborative Work Experience Placement (6 Weeks)

Program Poster

pdfCooking Poster June_2017


Cooking Poster June 2017

Information Sessions

Information Sessions

Information Sessions will take place at our main office on the 3rd Floor in Room # 315.

July 12 @ 2.30pm

July 18 @ 9.30am

July 28 @ 9.30am

August 3 @ 2.30pm

August 9 @ 9.30am

August 17 @  2.30pm


Please bring your resume and Language Benchmarks.

Contact Us

Contact information
Rob Goldbeck, Project Manager
Phone:  403.290.5122     403.262.2006